The Same Day Clinic (SDC) at GHC is not a Drop-in/Walk-in Clinic but a clinic for GHC patients with urgent, non-life-threatening medical problems to use when they cannot see their Primary Care Provider that day.
The SDC is staffed by an interdisciplinary team composed of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Registered Practical Nurses.
Appointments are scheduled daily from Monday to Friday, with the phone lines opening daily at 8:00 AM. It is essential to stay on the phone and wait in the phone “queue.” Please do not leave a voice message for an appointment.
What symptoms are appropriate for an SDC visit?
Appropriate symptoms for an SDC visit could include the following:
- Painful Urination
- Rashes Without Fever
- Mild Flu-like Symptoms
- Cough and Congestion
- Sore Throat
- Ear Pain
- Eye Redness
- Discharge or Itchiness
- Medication Problems
What symptoms are NOT appropriate for an SDC visit?
These symptoms require emergency or urgent care and are NOT appropriate for the SDC:
- Uncontrollable Bleeding
- Chest Pain
- Fractures and Broken Bones
- Acute Abdominal Pain
- Breathing Problems
- (ex., difficulty breathing, shortness of breath)
- Change in Mental Status
- (Ex. Unusual Behaviour, Confusion, Difficulty Arousing)
How Do I Book An Appointment In The SDC?
Please call your Primary Care Provider’s office to schedule an appointment in the Same Day Clinic. Click the link to find your Primary Care Provider’s office number.
Before I Arrive At My SDC Appointment?
We ask all patients to bring their Health Cards to every appointment. Patients should also bring a list of medications they are taking, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements.
Patients are also requested to bring a list of allergies and previous medical history to ensure our records are current.
When You Arrive At GHC’s SDC
Please check in with the Clerk at the front desk at the main entrance of 240 McNabb. Our friendly staff will update your demographic information, as necessary, and then ask you to have a seat in the waiting room.
At this point, a nurse will come and retrieve you from the waiting room and escort you to an exam room inside the SDC.
What Can I Expect After My SDC Appointment?
After your visit, a plan of care will be established, which may include the following:
- Medical Advice
- Medication Orders
- Further Tests
- Follow-up visits with your Primary Care Provider
Frequently Asked Questions
The Same Day Clinic (SDC) at Group Health Centre is for GHC-enrolled patients with urgent, non-life-threatening medical problems to use when they cannot see their Primary Care Provider that day.
It is crucial to stay on the call and wait in the phone “queue.” Please do not hang up and try calling back, as it will move you to the back of the queue and start the process over again from the beginning.
If you are told the clinic is full, you will need to call back the next day at 8:00 AM and try again to schedule an appointment using the same process.
240 McNabb St. Sault Ste. Marie, ON.
Call your Primary Care Provider’s office to book an appointment in the Same Day Clinic.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: Closed